November and March are the peak months for charitable donations, study reveals

The research by the Charities Aid Foundation suggests that major fundraising events such as Movember are a cause of the proportional increase

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November and March are the two months during which the highest proportion of people make charitable donations, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation.

CAF asked more than 2,000 different adults each month between August 2012 and July 2013 whether they had given to charity during that month.

The months with the highest proportion of people who said they had given to charity were March and November, when 57 per cent of respondents said they had made donations.

The lowest proportion was in August, when 44 per cent of people said they had given to charity.

A report on the findings by CAF says that November includes major fundraising events such as Children in Need, the Poppy Appeal and Movember, and March is in the lead-up to the London Marathon, which takes place in April, and contains either Red Nose Day or Sport Relief, which each run every two years in rotation.

John Low, chief executive of CAF, said the results showed that there was a widespread desire to help good causes.

"Over time this interest needs to be built into a longer-term commitment to support the amazing work that charities do all round the country and beyond, every day of the year," he said.

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